A 'Cloud City' Above Barcelona
23. May 2022
Photo: Studio Tomás Saraceno © Tomás Saraceno
Artist Tomás Saraceno's permanent installation, Cloud Cities Barcelona, has opened to the public at the top of Torre Glòries, the iconic skyscraper, previously known as Torre Agbar, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel with b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos.
Cloud Cities Barcelona is one of three elements that comprise Mirador torre Glòries, an experience billed as "the new cultural and entertainment landmark of Barcelona." It opened to the public on May 20. Before ascending to the inhabitable artwork, visitors descend to the first basement level of the 30-story tower, where "Hyperview Barcelona" reveals the city "to be a living organism" through five multimedia art installations. The second element is the observation deck on the top floor of the tower, which provides 360º views of Barcelona from a height of 125 meters (410 feet). Immediately overhead is the installation by Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno, which entices visitors to go even higher. A brief tour through Cloud Cities Barcelona is below.